Thursday, December 9, 2021

happy little birthday.... to me.

Hello friends!

As usual, I like to share some cards with you today. However, TODAY is also a milestone birthday for me. I am turning, 30, 40, 50,... yup, you guessed it!

you're invited   

birthday party invites (2012) 

It is a time for reflection and thoughts. Therefore, I am sharing my top 10 favorite birthday projects along the way.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY (for you from me)

happy birthday (published, in 2013)

Thank you for your daily, weekly, monthly, yearly visits to my blog. I started this blog in 2009 and little did I know that this "Yes, Virginia... blog"  became my safe haven in my crafting life.

wishing you luck, peace and happiness

 luck, peace and happiness (2014)

I have shared my trials and errors, challenges, thousands of cards, numerous trips/cruises, happenings, events, things in my life.

fabulous birthday

 have a fabulous birthday (2015)

 From the winning the crafting contest/competition, deaths of my father and in-laws to the marriage of my daughter, I am very grateful to have you in my crafty life.

Happy Birthday!  

happy birthday (2016)


 wishing you a beautiful birthday (2017)


  happy birthday (2018)

Some of you comment on my DAILY posts! I can't even ...... get over how much that you care to spend a few minutes with me here. You all have a special place in my heart (my eyes got teary...!).


today is your day. I wish you all good things (2019)

12082020-Dots & Boxes-You Are Beautiful Stamp & Die Bundle-Rose Gold Embossing Powder-Essential Sentiment Strips Die -001

 happy birthday (2020)

 I have no idea what the future hold although you might think I have a crystal ball ( Haha-I wish!). I am going to try my best to be just ME, the authentic me. That is all.

Altenew-CAF Sweet Violet-Sentiment Strip Stamp Set 

birthday wishes (2021)

For my birthday celebration, we will wait for David's return from California (in one week!) and we will head to our favorite restaurant.

Last but not least, yesterday I mailed out this year's donations ($25-$50-$100) to the following organizations: PBS (WNED), Canadian Red Cross, TV Ontario, World Vision, Canadian Wild Life Association, local food bank and hospital. Your use of my affiliate links (located at my right side bar) afford me to give generously! For that, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!

Hope your day is wonderful and special as mine!

Thank you for stopping by!


Dawn T said...

Happy Birthday Virginia. A beautiful array of Birthday cards. Hope the day is perfect and once David is home, you all have a delightful dinner

Nurse Ratchet said...

Happiest of Birthdays,Virginia 🎂. Your beautiful cards and seeing your woods are a bright spot in my early morning insomnia! Have a fabulous celebration with your family. 🎉🎉🎉

Lucy E. said...

Happy 60th birthday! I also turned 60 earlier this year. I so enjoy your creations and blogposts. I don’t comment very often, but I do look & admire 😌

Kathy Raker said...

Happy 60th birthday! Wishing you a blessed and safe Birthday! Enjoy your time with family. Beautiful cards!

Joy Meadows said...

Happy, happy birthday, Virginia! I don't blog anymore, but I do read all of your posts. I hope your day is a beautiful one and when David comes home, I know you will enjoy a delicious dinner with him. May you have many more birthdays to celebrate!! said...

This is a beautiful post, Virginia!
Congratulations on reaching this milestone
with more birthday wishes for you! Have a
great day and a special dinner when David is home!

Greta said...

Enjoy your day, Virginia! What a fun post for your birthday!

Denise Bryant said...

Happy, happy birthday to you, Virginia! Enjoy your special day!

Maura said...

Happy, happy wishes, Virginia - thanks for sharing your talents with all of us!!!!!!!

conil said...

Happiest of that you've given us the gift of your talent today by showing off your fabulous cards.

Lisa H said...

Happy Birthday Virginia -have a wonderful day. Thank you for sharing all these wonderful cards with us. Your blog is so fun to read and your ideas and techniques always inspire me.

MadeByMeghanK said...


Linda BL said...

Happy Birthday. Thank you for sharing all of the cards from other years. Such a lovely group of cards to share on your special day. We are fortunate to have found your blog and to be able to learn things from you and help you celebrate things in your life.

Ms. Tamp said...

Great look at the projects through the years. Hope you have a great day!

Daria Z. said...

Happy Milestone Birthday, Virginia! Such a fun trip down memory lane seeing how your talent has grown and grown. Sounds like you have the perfect celebration(s) planned!!
Hugs to you!

Jen said...

Happy, happy birthday, Virginia! May your day, week, month, and year be wonderful. Celebrate all the moments. Best wishes.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Happiest birthday wishes, Virginia - so glad to have known you since 2009 through this crazy hobby and I thank you for sharing your inspiring talents!! Hugs, my friend!!

Sue D said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing these cards. said...

Have enjoyed being inspired by your amazing work these many years and wishing you another amazing birthday and many more!

Vikki H said...

Loved your review of your crafting blogging, Virginia. Your work is vibrant, varied, and so well executed making it a pleasure to visit. Happy birthday! Last Feb. 9 (that's a great #, isn't it?) I turned a decade older than you. Talk about feeling old!!! Enjoy your special day, week and month and blessings for the next 365!

cm said...

Happy Happy Birthday, Virginia! Your creativity and generosity are gifts to ever so many of us! I may not comment often, but I see - and love - all your crafty creations! Warm wishes from cold Alberta!

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

I hope you had a great birthday, Virginia! I love the projects you shared; what a fun set of party invitations. :) It's wonderful that you were able to make those donations!